Turkish Airlines

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Turkish Airlines, the national airline of Turkey, was the 20th airline to join the Star Alliance. Turkish Airlines' home base, Istanbul, is at the crossroads of East and West Europe and acts as a gateway to various destinations in Turkey and connections to the Middle East, Russia, Central Asia, Far East Asia, Africa, and North and South America.

  • Major Hub Airport: Istanbul
  • Frequent Flyer Programme: Miles & Smiles
  • Type of partnership: Star Alliance
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Earning Airpoints Dollars™ 

As an Airpoints™ member, subject to your booking class being eligible, you will earn Airpoints Dollars as per the Partner tab on our Airpoints Calculator.

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Earning Status Points

As an Airpoints member, subject to your booking class being eligible, you will earn Status Points as per the Partner tab on our Airpoints Calculator.

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Spending Airpoints Dollars

Airpoints members can use Airpoints Dollars to redeem flights by calling our Air New Zealand contact centre.

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Airpoints Elite and Gold benefits

Star Alliance Gold benefits apply for Airpoints Elite and Gold members. 

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Elite partner benefits

No Elite Partner benefits apply.

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Koru benefits

No koru benefits apply.

Eligible booking classes

Accrual class

Business class

Booking class

C, D, K, Z

Accrual class

Discount business

Booking class


Accrual class

Full economy 

Booking class

Y, B, M, H, A*

Accrual class

Discount economy

Booking class

E, S, L*, O*, Q*, T*, V*

Accrual class

Ineligible booking classes

Booking class

I, R, X, N, P, W, U, G, F

* These booking classes are not eligible to earn Airpoints Dollars™ or Status Points on domestic Turkey/AnadoluJet flights (Turkish Airlines flight numbers TK7000 - TK7799).
Booking classes that are not mentioned are not eligible for accrual.

Terms and conditions apply:

Airpoints Dollars and Status Points earn is determined by the Partner Airline which operates the flight. Status Points are only earned on Star Alliance carrier operated flights. Certain booking classes on Partner Airlines are not eligible to earn Airpoints Dollars or Status Points. On a Partner Airline flight, Airpoints Dollars and Status Points may be earned on a flight by flight basis rather than a journey basis. Please note booking class eligibility and earning rates are subject to change without notice and any changes will apply based on the date you travel. This information does not apply to other airline codeshare. Refer to the Airpoints terms and conditions for more information.